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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Superfamily: Psychodoidea
Family: Psychodidae
Subfamily: Bruchomyiinae
Genus: Laurenceomyia
Wagner & Stuckenberg, 2016[1]
Type species
Nemopalpus dampfianus

Laurenceomyia[1] is a genus of moth flies in the subfamily Bruchomyiinae. Species have been recorded principally from south America, with many, including the type, transferred from the genus Nemopalpus.


The genus Laurenceomyia was dedicated to Lawrence W. Quate for his studies on Psychodidae. "According to cladistics analysis, the diagnostic characters of this genus are: aedeagus about as long as ejaculatory apodeme and gonocoxites with [a mid] projection near apex; gonostyli elongate, straight along most of their length, subapically strongly bent with blunt apex."[3]



  1. ^ a b Wagner, Rüdiger; Stuckenberg, Brian (2016-03-16). "Cladistic analysis of Subfamily Bruchomyiinae (Diptera: Psychodidae)". Zootaxa. 4092 (2): 151–174. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4092.2.1. PMID 27394447.
  2. ^ a b Alexander, C.P. (1940). "Further observations on the Psychodid subfamily Bruchomyinae (Diptera)". Revista de Entomologia. 11: 793–799.
  3. ^ a b dos Santos, C.B.; Brazil, R.P.; de Souza Pinto, I. (2021). "New species of Boreofairchildia Wagner & Stuckenberg and Laurenceomyia Wagner & Stuckenberg (Diptera: Psychodidae: Bruchomyiinae) from Brazil". Zootaxa. 4974 (2): 391–395.